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"From the Ted Talk by Danny Dorling: Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are)"

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And we also know about what we do so terribly badly nowadays. You will have seen this map of the world before. This is the map produced by taking sitaetlle igemas, if you remember those satellites around the planet in the very first slide I showed, and prudocing an image of what the Earth looks like at night. When you normally see that map, on a narmol map, the kind of map that most of you will be used to, you think you are seeing a map of where people live. Where the lights are shining up is where people live. But here, on this image of the world, remember we've stretched the map again. Everywhere has the same density of people on this map. If an area doesn't have people, we've shrunk it away to make it disappear. So we're showing everybody with equal prominence. Now, the lights no longer show you where pelope are, because people are everywhere. Now the lhigts on the map, the lights in London, the lights in ciaro, the lights in Tokyo, the lights on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, the lights show you where people live who are so profligate with energy that they can arfofd to snped money poreinwg lights to shine up into the sky, so sllteietas can draw an imgae like this. And the areas that are dark on the map are either areas where people do not have access to that much energy, or areas where people do, but they have learned to stop shining the light up into the sky. And if I could show you this map anamited over time, you would see that tykoo has actually become darker, because ever since the tsunami in Japan, Japan has had to rely on a qerutar less electricity because it tnured the nuacelr power stations off. And the world didn't end. You just shone less light up into the sky.

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And we also know about what we do so terribly badly nowadays. You will have seen this map of the world before. This is the map produced by taking _________ ______, if you remember those satellites around the planet in the very first slide I showed, and _________ an image of what the Earth looks like at night. When you normally see that map, on a ______ map, the kind of map that most of you will be used to, you think you are seeing a map of where people live. Where the lights are shining up is where people live. But here, on this image of the world, remember we've stretched the map again. Everywhere has the same density of people on this map. If an area doesn't have people, we've shrunk it away to make it disappear. So we're showing everybody with equal prominence. Now, the lights no longer show you where ______ are, because people are everywhere. Now the ______ on the map, the lights in London, the lights in _____, the lights in Tokyo, the lights on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, the lights show you where people live who are so profligate with energy that they can ______ to _____ money ________ lights to shine up into the sky, so __________ can draw an _____ like this. And the areas that are dark on the map are either areas where people do not have access to that much energy, or areas where people do, but they have learned to stop shining the light up into the sky. And if I could show you this map ________ over time, you would see that _____ has actually become darker, because ever since the tsunami in Japan, Japan has had to rely on a _______ less electricity because it ______ the _______ power stations off. And the world didn't end. You just shone less light up into the sky.

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  3. powering
  4. tokyo
  5. afford
  6. nuclear
  7. image
  8. people
  9. turned
  10. satellites
  11. lights
  12. normal
  13. cairo
  14. images
  15. quarter
  16. producing
  17. spend

Original Text

And we also know about what we do so terribly badly nowadays. You will have seen this map of the world before. This is the map produced by taking satellite images, if you remember those satellites around the planet in the very first slide I showed, and producing an image of what the Earth looks like at night. When you normally see that map, on a normal map, the kind of map that most of you will be used to, you think you are seeing a map of where people live. Where the lights are shining up is where people live. But here, on this image of the world, remember we've stretched the map again. Everywhere has the same density of people on this map. If an area doesn't have people, we've shrunk it away to make it disappear. So we're showing everybody with equal prominence. Now, the lights no longer show you where people are, because people are everywhere. Now the lights on the map, the lights in London, the lights in Cairo, the lights in Tokyo, the lights on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, the lights show you where people live who are so profligate with energy that they can afford to spend money powering lights to shine up into the sky, so satellites can draw an image like this. And the areas that are dark on the map are either areas where people do not have access to that much energy, or areas where people do, but they have learned to stop shining the light up into the sky. And if I could show you this map animated over time, you would see that Tokyo has actually become darker, because ever since the tsunami in Japan, Japan has had to rely on a quarter less electricity because it turned the nuclear power stations off. And the world didn't end. You just shone less light up into the sky.

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